Livonia’s Favorite Dentist

Dentist James W. DeCapite, DDS practices a full scope of family and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from porcelain veneers to dental implants, crowns, and bridges. Dr. DeCapite can now correct a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems and can literally redesign your smile.

Whether you are new to the Livonia and Metro Detroit area or are just looking to change dentists, we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you. New patients and emergencies are always welcome!

Please call us for your appointment at 734 744 5457.

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3 Important Reasons to See Dr. Jim DeCapite DDS

As we head into summer in the Motor City, regular visits to Dr. Jim DeCapite can help keep teeth and gums healthy. In between cleanings and exams, though, we know our patients in the Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding areas of Metro Detroit may need to visit our office for other reasons.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to feel comfortable and to know when they need to come to see us. Our team is committed to patient dental health.

Dr. DeCapite encourages everyone to visit the office in Livonia at any time if there is a concern, and especially for any of the following important reasons:

  • Toothache: A toothache does not go away by itself. It usually means something is wrong and needs professional attention. Often, a toothache indicates a cavity that needs to be filled before the pain will subside.
  • Sensitivity: When teeth are sensitive to hot or cold, it can indicate an issue such as tooth decay, a broken tooth, or even gum disease. While there are a number of over-the-counter products made for sensitive teeth, a visit to Doctor Jim is necessary to make sure there is nothing serious causing the sensitivity.
  • Dry mouth: Stress and certain medications can cause a dry mouth, as can more serious health conditions. Dry mouth can lead to other dental problems and should be treated professionally here in the office.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The Benefits of Great Dental Health

Regular brushing and flossing are great for dental health. Teeth and gums are connected to the rest of the body in a number of important ways. It is interesting to note that keeping the mouth clean and healthy can actually contribute to the prevention of some diseases in other parts of the body.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we help our patients on the west side of Metro Detroit to enjoy healthy teeth and gums. 

Dr. Jim DeCapite wants everyone in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding regions to learn the three surprising health benefits of good dental health:

  • It can help prevent heart disease: Gingivitis, an inflammation in the mouth caused by bacteria, can play a role in clogged arteries. Patients with infections of the gum have been found to be at a greater risk of heart attack and stroke, as the bacteria in the mouth impacts the amount of plaque in the carotid artery especially.
  • It can improve digestive issues: Chewing starts the digestive process. When there are problems in the mouth, and the chemical processes are not working correctly, that can lead to other problems throughout the digestive system, including intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive issues.
  • It can help with Diabetes complications: People with diabetes tend to have more problems with their dental health as well. On the flip side, those who have problems with their dental health may have a more difficult time controlling their blood sugar levels. Gum disease can have a significant impact on insulin resistance in the body. Those with diabetes must take extra care in maintaining good dental health, to help prevent further complications.

Our professional staff is always concerned about the health of all of our patients. We encourage everyone in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about the many ways good dental health can impact overall good health. We can start today with a thorough dental cleaning and check-up. Call our office to schedule that most important first step!

DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies.

Call the office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!

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This informative post, about good dental health and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.

734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 Steps to Healthy Teeth This Easter

The Spring season is here, and the Tigers will soon play baseball at Comerica Park; all is well in the Motor City. In Livonia, Redford, and all the West Side, we are ready for spring and the upcoming Easter season!

It’s a great time of year to get outside, enjoy the fresh air, and focus on our health. Dental health is particularly important as Easter approaches, with its chocolate bunnies and candy eggs!

Dr. Jim DeCapite wants everyone in Detroit and beyond, to take the following four steps that will help keep teeth healthy this spring and all year round:

  • Limit the holiday candy: Easter time is so much fun, with egg hunts and family gatherings. Easter also means a lot of chocolate and candy eggs. Enjoy a few treats, but keep it limited. Sweets are delicious but too many is not good for healthy teeth.
  • Enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables: Fresh, raw fruits and vegetables can be just as sweet and tasty as candy. An apple satisfies the taste buds and helps keep teeth clean and healthy!
  • Remember to floss and brush: After indulging Easter treats, flossing, and brushing are especially important. Ask Jim DeCapiteabout proper flossing and brushing techniques that will keep teeth and gums healthy.
  • Schedule a spring season dental cleaning: Spring is the perfect time of year to schedule that dental cleaning. While brushing and flossing every day will keep mouths healthy, a thorough dental cleaning takes it all one step further. A professional cleaning with DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry leaves the mouth healthy and the teeth ready for a beautiful spring smile.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help our patients take positive steps to personal dental care. We are excited about maintaining good dental health throughout spring and the rest of the year.

We are conveniently located in Livonia, just north of I 96, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Call the office today to set an appointment!

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Please call us for an appointment today.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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3 Fascinating and Fun Dental Facts

Taking good care of the teeth and gums can be a fun and happy experience. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and the surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about dental health, including some interesting trivia. It is important to stay educated about the latest techniques and treatments, but it’s also fun to look at some intriguing facts about teeth and dental health!

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers three fascinating and fun dental facts, for the enjoyment and knowledge of all our patients in the Motor City and beyond:

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes have been around for a while: Over 5,000 years ago, the Egyptians were using a form of toothpaste. The first aromatic toothpaste was produced by Colgate in 1873 and was sold in jars. Twenty-three years later, the company began selling dental cream packaged in collapsible tubes. Many items have been used as toothbrushes throughout history; however, the first nylon bristled toothbrush was invented in 1938. The next year, the first electric toothbrush was sold.
  • Some animals have an enormous number of teeth: An adult human has 32 teeth. Sharks, on other hand, can have 10 times as many teeth, lined up in five rows. The long-snouted spinner dolphin has 252 teeth. An armadillo can have as many as 104 teeth. Oddly, though, the Blue Whale, which is the largest mammal on earth, eats only tiny shrimp because it has no teeth!
  • Healthy teeth and gums affect many other areas: Good dental health is very important for overall health. Poor oral health, especially gum disease has been linked to several chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Dr. DeCapite has extensive knowledge about dental health that comes from over 30 years of experience. He and his team know how to keep smiles healthy and happy. We use the latest in dental technology and materials to ensure our patients are comfortable and happy with their results!

The expert staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry invites our patients to visit us in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads, for regular cleanings and checkups to improve their dental health and their overall health.

We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Contact us today to set an appointment!

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This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 Sweet Ways to Handle Valentine’s Day Kisses

The sweetest holiday of all is coming up on February 14th! Everyone loves this holiday in the Motor City. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our dental team wants everyone in Livonia and the western suburbs to know that the day should not be all about candy. Enjoy the day and enjoy indulging in a few sweets like candy kisses, but remember to keep that smile healthy. Remember, many of us are still recovering from the holiday season foodathon, and many of us need to keep our “smile” resolutions in 2022; hopefully we continue to make better choices for dental health.

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers four sweet ways to be smart now and throughout the year:

  • Sweeten your breath with sugarless gum: Although it does not sound very romantic, chewing sugarless gum helps rinse off and neutralize acids that contribute to decay. Of course, sugar-free wintergreen or peppermint gum and mints can also sweeten the breath!
  • Indulge in only healthy treats: Finish off a romantic Valentine’s dinner with fresh fruit and cheese instead of a sugary dish. Crunchy fruits like apples and pears are best for dental health, and the cheese provides the calcium needed for healthy tooth enamel.
  • Drink lots of water: Replace sugary sodas and other drinks with water throughout the day. The fluoride in most tap water contributes to healthier teeth. Staying hydrated is also good for the entire body, of course! Drink 60 ounces or more every day.
  • Say it with flowers or jewelry: Sometimes the best answer to that tempting sugar is to avoid it completely! Flowers and jewelry are great ways to show a little love on Valentine’s Day and throughout the year. Your best friend will love it!

DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day, full of healthy treats and good dental health. Our dental team in Livonia is ready to help all of our patients maintain their dental health during the sweetest of holidays and all year long. Remember, we are conveniently located in western Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.

We look forward to meeting the dental needs of our patients in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Call the office today to set an appointment!

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This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 New Year Resolutions for Good Dental Health in 2022

Happy holidays to all and to all, good dental health! These are our wishes for everyone in the Metro Detroit area as we wrap up the holiday season and look forward to a brighter new year. As we enjoy visiting with family and friends, we also look forward to all that 2022 holds in store with excitement. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we share thoughts of better health, and that includes better dental health, as we continue to focus on making positive changes in our lives.

We wish all our patients in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and the surrounding communities a very Merry Christmas and an amazing 2022.

Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff recommend four dental health resolutions for everyone in the new year:

  • Make healthier choices: Just as many people make resolutions to eat healthier for overall improved health, smart food choices are also very important for dental health. Fresh, crunchy fruits and vegetables, as well as dairy products, benefit teeth and body alike. Healthy choices that should be part of the resolutions for 2022 also include chewing sugarless gum and not smoking!
  • Brush 2×2: What is the 2×2 rule? It’s simple and easy to remember. We recommend that our patients brush twice a day for a full two minutes each time. This is a great way to be sure teeth are getting their full coverage when brushing every day.
  • Get a regular dental checkup: Our professional staff loves to see patients come in for their six-month checkups and cleaning! A regular visit enables us to check for small problems before they become bigger issues so everyone can maintain good dental health throughout the year.
  • Smile: Use that good dental health to make other people’s days. A bright, happy smile can do wonders for everyone in the new year and beyond!

Get started now on good dental health for the new year. Dr. DeCapite has over 30 years of experience and knows how to keep smiles healthy and happy. Our expert staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry want all our patients in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding areas of the west side of Metro Detroit to enjoy a happy holiday season and a healthy new year.

Our office is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Contact us today to set an appointment!

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Please call us for an appointment today.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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3 Tips for Healthy Holiday Season Smiles

Holiday parties and family meals are something to look forward to as we get closer to Thanksgiving, Hannukah, and Christmas. Tasty treats and homemade dishes are always amazing in the Metro Detroit area during this time of year. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to enjoy the gatherings, including all the snacks and special meals, while still keeping their holiday smiles healthy.

Dr. Jim DeCapite has three tips for healthy holiday smiles so everyone can enjoy good dental health and a fun and happy holiday season:

  • Watch the sticky foods: Dried fruit sounds healthy and is very popular during the holiday season. However, it can also be very sticky and can harm teeth. When eating dried fruit such as cranberries, drink lots of water to rinse out the mouth afterward, then brush carefully.
  • Be careful with hard candy: Another very popular holiday treat is hard candy. These tasty treats are not only filled with sugar, but they can also break or chip a tooth! Be careful with any food that is hard, including some nuts!
  • Choose healthy options: Lean proteins also abound during the holidays, including poultry, fish, and lean beef. These are great for overall health as well as for good dental health. Healthy choices such as whole grains and fat-free or low-fat cheeses are also delicious options that are great for a healthy holiday smile.

Now is a good time to schedule a dental cleaning and checkup, too. Our expert staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry want our patients in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding areas of the west side of Metro Detroit to enjoy a healthy mouth throughout the holidays and into the new year. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. DeCapite knows how to keep smiles healthy and happy.

DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. We accept new patients and, of course, all emergencies. Contact us today to set an appointment!

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Please call us for an appointment today.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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3 Ways to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy at Halloween



Happy Halloween! We all remember when masks were the norm only when trick or treating. Now it is often required where everyone gathers. While wearing masks can protect our kids from contracting viruses, many other protective coverings can protect mouth and teeth, especially during athletic practices and games. Now that school is back in session in the Metro Detroit area and kids are playing sports, they need to take precautions for their dental health. Even though schedules may be getting hectic as families in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, and Plymouth are going to school and work this fall, it’s important to take time to protect those kids’ teeth and mouths!

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers three ways to keep kids’ teeth healthy this fall and throughout the year:

  • Protection for kids who play sports: Fall is a great time for kids’ sports, including soccer and football. We can help protect their teeth and face with a mouthguard, properly fitted by a dental professional, so they can play with more confidence. A mouthguard can protect against broken or chipped teeth as well as keep their tongue and lips safe.
  • Pack healthy foods in their lunchboxes: Kids may think that healthy foods are boring and don’t taste good, but healthy choices can be fun and delicious. Pack some chopped veggies and dip or sliced fruit and yogurt in the kids’ lunchboxes. Let them create their own tasty, healthy treats. If they make it, they’ll be more excited about taking it to school and eating it!
  • Focus on flossing and brushing every day: Even though everyone’s schedule gets a little more hectic as we head into the school year, it’s very important to continue to make sure everyone in the family takes time to brush and floss every day. Remember to get the kids, and the rest of the family, in for a dental checkup and cleaning, too, to maintain good dental health throughout the year.

The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and our families are excited about the upcoming school year in the Metro Detroit area. Contact us today for an appointment for help keep those kids’ teeth healthy. The rest of the family is welcome for their checkups and cleaning appointments also!

Our professional staff encourages everyone in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about the many ways to enjoy the highest quality dental health.

Our office is open by appointment. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. Contact our office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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4 Motor City “Back to School” Toothbrush Tips

When shopping for school clothes and supplies in the Metro Detroit area, take the time to pick out new toothbrushes for each member of the family as well. A good toothbrush is the number one tool a family can have for ensuring good dental health. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three to four months. Give them a place to dry out between uses. Make new toothbrushes the new tradition in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Northville Township, and Plymouth, and include them with the new pencils and notebooks!

Dr. Jim DeCapite has four top “Back to School” toothbrush tips for choosing just the right toothbrush for each person in the family:

  • Look for the ADA seal of approval: The American Dental Association (ADA) seal ensures that experts approve of the toothbrush and that they vouch for its safety and effectiveness. The staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry can also provide recommendations for the best toothbrush for each of our patients.
  • Choose softer bristles: When brushing for two minutes, using the appropriate technique, soft bristles are best for removing plaque and debris. Bristles that are too stiff are more likely to be harder on gums and enamel.
  • Choose a handle that fits well: There is no “one size fits all” type of toothbrush handle. Some people are better able to hold one that is angled or has a flexible neck. The important aspect of picking out an appropriate handle is to be sure the toothbrush can be held appropriately for two minutes of brushing.
  • Pick a fun color: Everyone has a favorite color and that applies to their toothbrush also. Kids, especially, are more likely to want to use a toothbrush that is a fun color or has their favorite cartoon character on it!

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we help all our patients learn more about choosing the right toothbrush and the right toothpaste for their particular needs. We also provide great tips for brushing effectively, two minutes a day, twice a day.

Our professional staff encourages everyone in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about the many ways to enjoy the highest quality dental health.

Our office is open by appointment. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. Contact our office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!

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This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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